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With his trademark brand of bulldozer-banter, Twitter legend James Felton guides you through the most morbidly fascinating facts you’ll then wish you could forget.

Ever wondered why the chainsaw was invented?* What wholesome activities clever computer inventor Charles Babbage got up to in his spare time?** Or how authorities dealt with a beached whale back in ye olde days of 1970?*** Then you’ve come to the right place!

Within these pages you’ll find the maddest, strangest and downright grossest stories from history and science that you don’t want to know. (Except secretly you really do you masochistic, beastly person you.) Illustrated, painfully funny and drop-your-jaw ridiculous, this is trivia from the cesspit of time that you won’t be able to stop reading once you start.

*To aid childbirth.
** Baked himself in an oven to ‘see what would happen’.
*** They exploded it with 100 times too much dynamite and rained blubber down on unsuspecting people and buildings.